Sea­hawks look for con­tin­ued suc­cess

Records fall­ing in the fall

The Enterprise - - Sports - By MICHAEL REID mreid@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @SOMDhab­s­fan

St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land is well into the 2017 fall ath­letic sea­son and its teams are hold­ing their own as Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence play slowly gets un­der­way.

In cross coun­try, firstyear run­ner Lind­sey Steven­son set a pro­gram record when she crossed the fin­ish line in 13th place in 22 min­utes 57.13 sec­onds at the 29th an­nual Don Cath­cart In­vi­ta­tional Sept. 30 at Sal­is­bury Univer­sity.

Steven­son’s mark shat­tered the pre­vi­ous women’s record of 23:34 set by Shan­non Raf­ferty in 2010.

Thanks to Steven­son, who posted her sec­ond straight top-20 fin­ish, the Sea­hawks placed sixth out of 11 teams.

Ju­nior cap­tain Marisa McCormick, a Calvert High School grad­u­ate from Prince Frederick, was 19th in 23:25.10.

In the men’s race, James Judlick (44th, 27:57.24) and Thomas McPhaul (59th, 28:21.35) helped pace the Sea­hawks to an 11th-place fin­ish.

The Sea­hawks will com­pete in the Goucher Cross Coun­try Clas­sic on Satur­day at Goucher Col­lege in Tow­son.

In field hockey, the Sea­hawks (6-6, 0-1 CAC) saw their three-game win streak come to an end fol- low­ing a 2-0 loss to Wash­ing­ton & Jef­fer­son (Pa.) on Oct. 1.

It was the Sea­hawks’ first three-game win streak since a seven-game run in 2014.

In the team’s con­fer­ence opener, a 3-1 win over Frost­burg State on Sept. 27, Brooke Stein­hoff, So­phie Michel and Mol­lie Belson each scored once to pace the Sea­hawks.

Goalie Alyssa Thomp­son made a ca­reer-high 12 saves for St. Mary’s, which led 1-0 at half­time.

On Sept. 18, Michel earned her first CAC field hockey de­fen­sive player of the Week award thanks in part to four de­fen­sive saves, in­clud­ing a pro­gram-record three in a 3-1 win over Susque­hanna (Pa.) on Sept. 17.

Head coach Jes­sica Lan­ham, a Calvert High School grad­u­ate, and the Sea­hawks will travel to York Col­lege (Pa.) on Satur­day.

Men’s soc­cer con­tin­ues to roll as Alun Oliver’s Sea­hawks (7-4, 3-0 CAC) has won its last four games af­ter de­feat­ing Sal­is­bury 1-0 on Wed­nes­day and outscored its op­po­nents 8-1 dur­ing that span.

On Mon­day, se­nior goalie Zack Haus­sler earned his sec­ond straight CAC men’s soc­cer de­fen­sive player of the week award af­ter he made three saves and al­lowed just one goal in a con­fer­ence win over Frost­burg State.

Haus­sler has a record of 6-1 af­ter Wed­nes­day’s win and led the CAC in save per­cent­age (.826) and goals against av­er­age (0.67) be­fore Wed­nes­day. Among 200 ranked NCAA Divi­sion III goal­keep­ers, Haus­sler ranks 40th (goals against), 57th (save per­cent­age) and 66th (3 shutouts) be­fore Wed­nes­day. Haus­sler col­lected his 16th ca­reer shutout — and tied Rick Be­sore (2008) for the pro­gram record — fol­low­ing a 1-0 win over Penn State-Har­ris­burg (Pa.) on Sept. 23.

Goal­keeper Pa­trick Paolini won the award for the week of Sept. 5.

Oliver reached a mile­stone of his own Sept. 10 when he won his 50th game as head coach fol­low­ing a 2-1 win over Bridge­wa­ter Col­lege (Va.) in the St. Mary’s-hosted Sea­hawk Clas­sic.

Oliver is now the sec­ond-win­ningest head coach in St. Mary’s men’s soc­cer his­tory, pass­ing former men­tor Eric Wag­ner (49 wins from 200711). Oliver, who is in his sev­enth sea­son, trails only Herb Gainey, who won 76 games from 2002 to 2010.

Juwan Kear­son has a team-high four goals while Em­manuel Op­pong has three. Aaron Ta­nen­baum and Tyler Ku­rack share the team lead with two as­sists apiece.

The Sea­hawks will travel to Mary­mount (Va.) Univer­sity on Satur­day.

On the women’s pitch, St. Mary’s (2-6-3, 1-1-1 CAC) saw its three-game un­beaten streak (2-0-1) snap in a 1-0 home loss to Sal­is­bury on Wed­nes­day.

Prior to its cur­rent streak, the Sea­hawks had dropped five straight games, all by a goal and four 1-0 de­ci­sions.

Em­mey Ger­man has four of St. Mary’s 10 goals and Lane Brooks has scored two. Emily Huey has a team-lead­ing two as­sists for the Sea­hawks, who were av­er­ag­ing a goal a game head­ing into the tilt against the Sea Gulls. Goal­keep­ers Syd­ney Larkin (.929 save per­cent­age be­fore Wed­nes­day) and Katie Flores (.731) each have one win. First-year for­ward Hay­ley Bullis, a St. Mary’s Ryken High School grad­u­ate from Leonard­town, has ap­peared in eight games and has two shots.

The Sea­hawks play Mary­mount at 6:30 tonight at Long Bridge Park in Ar­ling­ton, Va.

On the vol­ley­ball court, the Sea­hawks (3-12, 0-2 CAC) have dropped their last five matches, in­clud­ing four in straight sets.

St. Mary’s had its best stretch of the sea­son when it won two straight matches — 3-1 at Col­lege of St. El­iz­a­beth (Pa.) and 3-0 over Lan­caster Bi­ble Col­lege (Pa.) — and three of five from Sept. 9 to 16.

Team lead­ers in­clude Marissa Dan­gler (273 digs, 12 ser­vice aces), Meghan Kel­ley (116 kills) and Mia Grif­fiths (260 as­sists). Grif­fiths is a La Plata grad­u­ate from La Plata.

Kyla Hase­meier, a Leonard­town High School grad­u­ate from Leonard­town, has three kills and three digs and Renee Wineke, a grad­u­ate of The Calver­ton School from Owings, has two block as­sists.

The Sea­hawks have three matches this week­end. They will be at York tonight, Penn State Har­ris­burg on Satur­day and host East­ern Men­non­ite (Va.) at noon Sun­day.

PHOTO BY BILL WOOD

St. Nary’s Col­lege of Mary­land se­nior goal­keeper Zack Haus­sler earned his sec­ond straight Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence men’s soc­cer de­fen­sive player of the week award Oct. 2 af­ter he made three saves and al­lowed just one goal in a con­fer­ence win over Frost­burg State. Haus­sler has a record of 6-1 af­ter Wed­nes­day’s 1-0 win over Sal­is­bury and led the CAC in save per­cent­age (.826) and goals against av­er­age (0.67).

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